Apple Launching New Internal Activity Challenge for Employees

Starting in February, Apple is hosting its annual company wide fitness challenge for all of its employees, tasking them with closing all three Apple Watch Activity rings every day of the month.

Employees who successfully finish the challenge will be rewarded with a t-shirt that says "2020" in a logo with ‌Apple Watch‌ Activity-style rings, as shared by an Apple employee.


The employees who complete the challenge every day will earn a "gold" ranking and will receive a gold pin along with their t-shirt, and there are also silver and bronze rewards accompanied by silver and bronze pins.

Apple in 2018 and 2019 hosted similar challenges offering employees Activity-themed ‌Apple Watch‌ bands as prizes.

Apple's February fitness challenge is internal only and is limited to Apple employees, but Apple also regularly hosts public fitness challenges, though these do not come with physical rewards.

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5 weeks ago
But is there a "Find Something Negative In This" challenge? I'm sure more than a few gold pins could be handed out here.
Rating: 15 Votes
5 weeks ago


Ah, nothing says environmentally conscious company like free t-shirts.

You do realize that healthier employees are more productive than unhealthy ones?

They also cost society in general less in terms of healthcare expenses, lost productivity, longevity, happiness, etc.

A t-shirt is a relatively benign incentive. If the employee doesn't want it, they can just give it away to family/friends or donate to charity so it can be enjoyed by someone who will appreciate it.

Are you going to deny little kids their blue ribbon that they earned at the swim meet?

Perhaps these concepts are too big for you to grasp.
Rating: 12 Votes
5 weeks ago


Have these employees all received free watches? One would hope so but I think not. If not, that free t-shirt is quite a prize... /s

Similar to working a ford, one doesn’t get free automobiles. The grand prize seems to be better fitness and health. The t-shirt is the acknowledgment of that.

Great post. /s
Rating: 10 Votes
5 weeks ago
Just a shame the internal activity is not a competition to produce to most bug free software...
Rating: 8 Votes
5 weeks ago


I wonder how Apples disabled employees are allowed to participate. ?


Disabled as in how exactly? FYI, Apple has a wheelchair accessibility feature for the watch if that was applicable to an employee.
Rating: 7 Votes
5 weeks ago


I have to say, it's astonishingly ironic that people choose Apple -- a company that has probably done more than just about anyone in this area -- to pick on for disabled participation. As if !!! The last 2 times I was in an Apple store I was helped by a disabled Apple employee. And I have to say, that blind girl who was running the entire bank of iPhone setup people on launch day, she really knew the setup app cold. Hardworking service dog, too.


It's just people not feeling good about themselves or their lives. With the remedy being getting a bit of joy in trashing someone else. Sadly, that joy quickly dissipates and it's time for another bash at someone or some company.
Rating: 5 Votes
5 weeks ago


Just a shame the internal activity is not a competition to produce to most bug free software...

Can you not?
Rating: 4 Votes
5 weeks ago
There is no way I could close all three rings everyday for a month. I barely do it twice a week. The problem is with the red one. But ... I will say this, I would like to see a competition to eliminate bugs on activity ring syncing between the watch and the phone. Sometimes it just decides it is not gonna sync them at all for days on end, and I am NOT going to go through a whole debug sequence of first restarting the watch, then the phone, then turning one back on and then the other, and then reversing it, or whatever. It's about the only fail-bug that reduces my overall sense of quality on the watch which, otherwise, is quite the gem.
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I have to say, it's astonishingly ironic that people choose Apple -- a company that has probably done more than just about anyone in this area -- to pick on for disabled participation. As if !!! The last 2 times I was in an Apple store I was helped by a disabled Apple employee. And I have to say, that blind girl who was running the entire bank of iPhone setup people on launch day, she really knew the setup app cold. Hardworking service dog, too.
Rating: 4 Votes
5 weeks ago


It's just people not feeling good about themselves or their lives. With the remedy being getting a bit of joy in trashing someone else. Sadly, that joy quickly dissipates and it's time for another bash at someone or some company.


Well said... Same old story here daily.
Rating: 3 Votes
5 weeks ago


Ah, nothing says environmentally conscious company like free t-shirts.


Um, the T-shirt prize is not mandatory.
Rating: 2 Votes

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